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Hi! I'm Ukrainian greek catholic. I'm keen on literature, poetry and computers.


May
12
comment How is Christian worship different than Christian religion?
@Flimzy thank you :) but then it's rather possible etymology, not definition. Other two (from same source): religare (bind) - "bond between humans and gods", religiens (careful) - "assiduity" or "awe" or "duty".
May
12
comment Why did God create man?
see also What was the purpose of creating the world?
May
12
comment How is Christian worship different than Christian religion?
@Flimzy this religion definition sounds (when I read it) like a formal definition, is there some reference?
May
12
comment What's so great about the Canticle of the Sun?
@MarcGravell to be clear, I think that there is simply no reason to mention about paganism or vedism while talking about Saint Francisc. I think it's offtopic and may put someone in a wrong direction. Sorry, no offense.
May
12
comment What's so great about the Canticle of the Sun?
@MarcGravell can we agree that most of renewable energy enthusiasts, mad about water and wind and sun and geothermal heat are at some point more pagan elementally then a Saint Francisc's Praise of the Creatures? or at least more pagan then Psalm 148 of David?
May
12
comment What's so great about the Canticle of the Sun?
@MarcGravell I wouldn't mention Satyavidya's UFO, astrology, Vedic Origins of Islam: "Muhammad like Christ was a Yogi" (and he got lot of this), if his arguments could have some sense (except of humor)...
May
11
comment What's so great about the Canticle of the Sun?
@MarcGravell I wouldn't be so happy about sharing opinion with this guy Satyavidya, even on the point of Aliens and UFO. His views are too paranormal...
May
11
comment What's so great about the Canticle of the Sun?
@MarcGravell can you please define elemental paganism and it's time/place in human history? Thanks.
May
11
comment God created male and female… What about those who do not fit in the box?
@Richard and the Psalms show us we all created as well: "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb." Psalm 139:13, "My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place" Psalm 139:15
May
11
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@Flimzy Yes, we are shades of grey, "There is none good but one, that is, God." Mt 19:17 but! "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Mt 6:24 so its our choice go towards the Light of Heaven Father or towards the darkness of selfishness.
May
11
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
let us continue this discussion in chat
May
11
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@Flimzy "investors who paid the translators" - again, it's the point of open fundraising on one hand, and "a quality translation like this" - a point of what makes world go 'round, money or love. I'm from Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and we here have 4 translations of Bible, all made in different periods of history by our priests with science degree, without any investments. All of them are really great, and it's not so strange since translators dedicated decades of their lifes to them!
May
10
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@Flimzy I think there is nothing people aren't able to do in open, including fundraising so it's really a question of time there will be open spacecraft or anything. But actually my arguments was not about replacing of closed works with open one, but about existing and living economical model of open intellectual works. It's possible to do business with opensource!
May
10
comment Is breaking copyright law a sin?
@DantheMan my friend, it's not a stealing, can you make a difference of stealing a car, money, wife etc and stealing a song, game, film? Stealing isn't a right term, as for me. It's rather releasing content from a poor greedy mind it was produced by :)
May
10
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@Marc this all was about correctness of copyright law actually, not about stealing something, and the answer was pretty on topic, since I was asking about Bible background. Talking about information and a basic of it - a simply word, you may consider, and it's not a pun, that in the beginning was a Word, and who we are to trade a gifts of our Heaven Father? The work is something done once and paid once otherwise it's gambling or begging. You may consider praising and spreading the word of God is a duty of most Christians, same way as attending a church, and the same way it is neglected.
May
10
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@TRiG yes, copyright law may assist to protect information from change, but to change a mesage is rather lie than a stealing. Using copyright law for this purpose reminds me a joke about using microscope to hammer in nails. Except that microscope is actually a good thing.
May
10
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@JoelCoehoorn, thanks Joel, but it's really a matter of terms. I think, example with a book isn't much right, since medium and content are completely differ stuff. Thank you anyway, I hope there will be more in the scope of question ;)
May
10
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@MarcGravell copyleft concept exists and grows up for many years. Many artists are sharing their works for free. There is an open science and design - so, this model works. Human heart is something more complex then any economical model, but isn't there something we have to radically change in our hearts to gain a Kingdome of our Heaven Father? Then, why we have to be afraid to change our contracts (lawfully of course)?
Nov
1
comment How should Christians meditate?
@SeanMcMillan comments are not the best place for a detailed answer. My comment is in the scope of question and all given answers, including my actual related answer, hope that helps.
Sep
24
comment How should Christians participate in a democracy?
@MarcGravell: still, if it's about Christians, I'm agree with Caleb here that "so far as the civil laws of a country do not cause us to violate the moral and other obligations we have to our maker, we are submit to them."